A couple of things based on user feedback and requests.
With the new OCW Search API, other services are now depending on the main website at www.ocwsearch.com. But what happens if the main site is down or inaccessible for any reason? How would we communicate what’s going on?
The answer is a new OCW Search Status Blog. This is hosted on a third-party service that is unlikely to go down at the same time as this site. This means it will be an open channel in case anything makes OCW Search inaccessible.
You can always find a link to the Status Blog in the top navigation.
Advanced Search Operators Fixed
Some of the advanced search operators were not working correctly in some queries. This is now fixed and more test cases have been added for checking prior to releasing new code. This update was also applied to the OCW Search API.
As always, if you spot something is broken, please contact us with details of how to reproduce the error and it will get fixed!